Where to Buy Marijuana?

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Ok, I'm just going to ask what a lot of people are thinking. Now that marijuana is legal (as of Jan 1), where can we buy it in Santa Barbara County? I'm aware that the City of Santa Barbara has been ridiculously strict in allowing the businesses within the city limits, so is there anywhere in the county we can visit?

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a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 10:36 AM
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A 15 second google search gave information about the author of the comment who is also the owner of Native Hemp Solutions whose products he is recommending. Aside from the tangential rants about immigrants and climate change, he provides some good information, though obviously biased towards the very expensive products he is selling. Additional timely information can be found at the website leafy . com and an excellent book available at our local library, "Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating and Enjoying Cannabis".

a-1524572374 Jan 04, 2018 10:26 AM
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Oh well ... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/04/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-to-end-policy-that-let-legal-pot-flourish.html Sessions will roll back Obama-era policy on legal marijuana Attorney general to rescind policy allowing legal pot in states without federal intervention. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rolled back an Obama-era policy that allowed legal marijuana to thrive without federal intervention. The move effectively unleashes federal prosecutors to consider bringing marijuana cases, while stopping short of ordering them to do so. “U.S. attorneys need to make decisions in these cases as they do in other drugs cases,” a senior DOJ official told Fox News.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 09:43 AM
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As California legalizes pot, few smokers realize cannabis is often contaminated with pesticides, mold, heavy metals and chemical toxins Monday, January 01, 2018 by: Mike Adams it’s now legal for adults in California to purchase recreational marijuana. This is being hailed as a breakthrough against marijuana prohibition, but the masses of would-be pot smokers in California seem to carry a popular delusion that rests on the false idea that marijuana is safe to smoke in unlimited quantities because it’s “natural.” As much as I disdain prohibition against any medicinal plant — and I’m convinced the “War on Drugs” was a miserable failure — I have news for all those who smoke pot: Smoking anything is a health risk because you’re inhaling a toxic stew of carcinogens produced in the smoke itself. Whether you’re smoking pot or tobacco, you’re still poisoning yourself with the very kind of carcinogens that promote lung cancer, heart disease, accelerated aging and cognitive decline. Just because cannabis is now legal to smoke in California doesn’t mean it’s a wise habit to embrace. (There’s also a much better way to consume cannabis: Liquid form for oral consumption, as explained below…) California, which increasingly seems to be operating in a delusional fairy tale bubble on every issue from immigration to transgenderism, believes the legalization of recreational marijuana is a breakthrough worth celebrating. “The dispensary staff cheered as hundreds stood in line outside the club, waiting to shop and celebrate,” reports SF Gate. “At some shops, the coming-out party was expected to feature live music, coffee and doughnuts, prizes for those first in line and speeches from supportive local politicians…” Because, y’know, in a state that’s being overrun by illegal aliens, the junk science of “infinite genders” and university mobs of climate change cultists, what’s really needed is a whole new wave of lung cancer victims to add even more burden to the state’s health care costs. Genius! Gov. Brown should run for President or something… Inhale some more pesticides and see how “natural” you feel Sadly, many pro-cannabis consumers in California have convinced themselves that Big Tobacco is evil, but smoking pot is safe and natural… even “green.” Yet the cold hard truth of the matter it that marijuana in California is often produced with a toxic cocktail of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Yep, the very same people who buy “organic” at the grocery store are now smoking and inhaling cancer-causing weed grown with conventional pesticides. These are the same people who are concerned about 1 ppb of glyphosate in their Cheerios while simultaneously smoking 1,000 ppb of Atrazine in their weed. But science be damned, there’s a bong and a gas mask handy. Smoke up! California pot has already been scientifically proven to be shockingly contaminated. A whopping “…93 percent of samples collected by KNBC-TV from 15 dispensaries in four Southern California counties tested positive for pesticides,” reports the UK Daily Mail, which also reports: That may come as a surprise for consumers who tend to trust what’s on store shelves because of federal regulations by the US Agriculture Department or the US Food and Drug Administration. ‘Unfortunately, that’s not true of cannabis,’ Land said. ‘They wrongly assume it’s been tested for safety.’ I suppose all the science in the world is irrelevant when you have a mob of people who just want to get high. These are the same people who will March Against Monsanto, but they won’t even buy pesticide-free weed that they’re inhaling. Edible cannabis products often contain toxic solvents, too It’s not just the pesticides in weed that are a major concern: Edible pot products also frequently contain traces of toxic solvents such as hexane. Because of the shocking lack of regulation of cannabis product production in places like Colorado, many small-scale producers are using insanely dangerous solvents to extract CBD, THC and other molecules from raw cannabis plants. Those solvents include: Hexane (a highly explosive solvent also used by the soy industry to extract soy protein) IPA (isopropyl alcohol, which causes permanent nerve damage if you drink it) Gasoline (also used to extract heroin in Third World countries) Anyone who thinks consuming these solvents is somehow “healthy” may have already suffered extensive brain damage from consuming those solvents. Yet edible cannabis products are almost universally looked upon as health-enhancing products, often with no thought given whatsoever to the pesticides, solvents or other toxins they may contain. (Some shops do conduct lab testing of their products, so if you’re going to consume these products, make sure you get lab-tested cannabis products.) In essence, the very same state where “progressives” have now come to believe there are an infinite number of genders — and that global warming causes extremely cold weather — have now embraced a delusional fairy tale about the imagined safety of consuming cannabis. All the news about the health benefits of cannabis only seems to have made the delusion worse: Some people now perceive smoking weed as a form of nutritional supplementation. They’ve even made it part of their holistic lifestyles, in a twisted kind of way. But what California has actually unleashed with all this is a whole new wave of: Heart disease Lung cancer Cognitive decline Accelerated aging Increased health care costs state-wide Check with your friends in California and you’ll find that they have little to no awareness of the devastating health consequences of long-term pot smoking. It’s not going to turn you into a raging lunatic as depicted in Refer Madness, but it is going to expose your lungs, bloodstream and brain to a shockingly toxic stew of cell-damaging carcinogens. That gives pot smoke many of the same health risks as cigarette smoke. So what’s the right answer on all this? If you want to stay healthy, stop smoking cannabis. Take it in liquid form instead. The safer option: Liquid cannabis extracts Liquid cannabis extracts are not only far safer to consume (because they don’t contain toxic carcinogens found in smoke); they also contain a far more diverse composition of cannabinoids. CBD-A, for example, the carboxylic acid form of cannabidiol, is destroyed by heat. This means that when you smoke cannabis, you’re not getting any CBD-A, even if it’s naturally present in the plant. The heat of the incineration destroys it before you inhale. The same is true with THC-A and other carboxylic acid forms of cannabinoids. In fact, cannabis extracts that are heated to destroy those components are called “decarboxylated” or just “de-carbed” for short. Lighting up a joint and burning the cannabis as you inhale actually destroys many of the more medicinal components of cannabis. Taking cannabis extracts orally, on the other hand, gives you the full complement of all the cannabinoids, terpenes and other constituents… without the health risks associated with inhaling smoke. The cannabis extract brand that we test and certify in our lab to meet or exceed label claims is called Native Hemp Solutions. It’s a whole-plant extract that maintains the natural cannabinoids and other constituents found in the living plant. Because it’s not an isolate, its molecules work synergistically to provide a more profound effect. Liquid forms of cannabis are vastly superior to cannabis smoke in terms of their synergistic phytonutrients (chemical constituents). While smoking marijuana provides a more rapid assimilation of THC into your bloodstream, the oral form of cannabis extracts actually provide a vastly more diverse array of nutrients, many of which are being studied for therapeutic use. That’s why I don’t smoke cannabis. In fact, the only cannabis I consume is high-CBD, near-zero-THC liquid forms. That’s because I don’t want to give myself lung cancer or heart disease as a side effect of consuming a cannabis product. Smoking pot isn’t harmless: Think rationally about the way to ingest cannabis molecules The bottom line here is that I want to encourage you to think carefully about the vectors through which you introduce cannabis molecules into your body. Smoking pot is rapid but carries long-term health risks due to carcinogenic smoke that you’re inhaling. I’m thrilled that California finally decriminalized this healing plant, but the fanfare surrounding the change in the law almost seems to be a celebration of smoking, which is a truly hazardous habit no matter what you’re smoking. Oral forms are vastly superior in terms of ingesting the full array of nutrients, and some people on the extreme end of the spectrum actually use cannabis suppositories for a rapid effect that doesn’t involve damaging the lungs. Personally, I’m happy with taking CBD oils as a dietary supplement for the simple reason that I don’t ingest cannabis to get high; I ingest it for its health supporting effects. Now, let us hope Jeff Sessions and the feds can finally get around to ending marijuana prohibition, too. It’s time to end the senseless war on this promising natural herb, but we must also think carefully about the ways we ingest it. Read more news on medical cannabis at MedicalMarijuanaUpdate.com.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 04:27 PM
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Your confirmation bias is showing. Everything has an LD50.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 04:46 PM
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Clinical data on LD50 of THC is available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4311234/table/t1/

Channelfog Jan 03, 2018 04:23 PM
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In a black and white world, Natural news is full of crap, but we live in a world of shades of grey. One has to parse the crap and glean the grain. At least of half of natural news is crap. Yes water has an LD50, but Cannabis does not.

Channelfog Jan 03, 2018 04:23 PM
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In a black and white world, Natural news is full of crap, but we live in a world of shades of grey. One has to parse the crap and glean the grain. At least of half of natural news is crap. Yes water has an LD50, but Cannabis does not.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 12:46 PM
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That naturalnews site is packed with bogus information. You should not treat anything they publish as being even remotely credible. Even water has an LD50.

Channelfog Jan 03, 2018 11:15 AM
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That is Mike Adams of naturalnews.com, a website I check out regularly, in spite of the decidedly pro-trump, anti-immigrant and religious, "left-phobic" tone therein. There is good info on big-pharma mafia, transgenic contaminants, and chemical toxins in food and our environment in general. The solvents you mention, being volatile solvents, while dangerous to handle and work with, do not remain in the finish product; non-issue from a consumer standpoint. Heat does destroy at least two beneficial components of Cannabis, and so, the healthiest/medical way to ingest it is to juice the whole fresh plant and drink it. This method, however, will not get you high as the psychoactive components of the plant are not activated unless it is heated by smoking, cooking or other thermal process. Another interesting health related point is that there exists no LD50 rating for Cannabis. LD50, lethal dose 50, refers to that dose at which point 50% of the test subject creatures are killed. Virtually all chemicals have known/tested LD50 levels. Cannabis is a rare substance that has no lethal dose beyond having a large bale of it dropped on one from altitude!

Channelfog Jan 03, 2018 09:35 AM
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While there are many studies that quantify the precise amount of alcohol that impairs motor skills and judgement of drivers, such data with regard to Cannabis has proven elusive. This is why there is no definitive level of THC that is acknowledged to impair driving, thus, zero tolerance becomes the default level. Tests have shown that some people can perform quite well after smoking a fat joint of very strong pot, while someone else fails miserably after ingesting a very small quantity. While alcohol too, shares tolerance aspects, the difference is that no one drinks massively without their driving ability being severely, quantifiably, impaired. Cannabis falls more into the distracted driver category along with cell phones, arguing with passengers and fiddling with the radio.

Kew Jan 03, 2018 07:41 AM
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ZEROHAWK, huh, California is the 6th largest ( "with a bullet") economy on EARTH. Stay tuned..

a-1524572374 Jan 02, 2018 05:58 PM
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What concerns me if I try it now after growing up in the late 50's - 60's and being at the peak of the Flower Power ear in the mid to late 70's, is that isn't it far more potent today if I do try it again? Are there any Boomers out there that can expound on this?

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:12 AM
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Start with 1/2 or one drag or hit of a pipe, joint or bong. DO NOT start with edibles! lol. I nibbled a candy once and was powerless/catatonic on my bed -- from a NIBBLE! And I've used almost every drug I can name at some point in my life, including good pot, loose leaf, "thai stick," etc., hash, hash oil, kief, and that's just green stuff. Pot knocks me out these days. It's NOTHING like what we smoked decades ago. I would feel much more in control with smokeables.

a-1524572374 Jan 02, 2018 05:23 PM
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For those of us who haven't smoked in a lot of years and are unfamiliar with today's strains, will the shops offer sampler packs? So we can try some of the different varieties? This may sound funny, but I'm serious.

Roger Jan 03, 2018 07:47 AM
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Yea some of the new weed can make one feel like Whoooooooooa sheeeeeeeeeeet! I smoked some once I was on the ground slithering like a snake trying to hold on. I like the old school organic weed that doesn't knock me out opens my mind a bit. I judge by price the more it costs the higher one can be but seriously most sellers are honest and will tell you what the strain of weed will do 1:12am's Comment is right on try a small amount...I never smoke with a bong I use a pipe my Advice is never smoke and go for a drive.

richyrich Jan 02, 2018 04:00 PM
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This is going to be so fun! Think about it, what if you were a major beer drinker and you walked into the liquor store and there was only one type of beer for sale pretty much your entire life. Now I finally get to walk into a store with a huge amount of variety! And no! I never smoke and drive and I don't smoke in public.

a-1524572374 Jan 02, 2018 02:53 PM
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As a person who is allergic to aspergillus spores/fungus (found in marijuana smoke) I loathe the fact that many now think this legalization means they can smoke pot wherever they want. I can't count the times I have ridden my bike through clouds of dope smoke (mostly on bike path at beach) or walked through billowing mj smoke on State St and in our parks. Ugh. If you think I'm being "Chicken Little," read and learn: https://www.medicinalgenomics.com/aspergillus-dangerous-cannabis-pathogen/

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 08:05 AM
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I'm sorry but this is just another case of someone making their health problem the responsibility of the rest of the world. Can you imagine someone with peanut allergies demanding the rest of the world stop raising, processing and eating peanuts?! It's insane.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:51 AM
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"As a person who is allergic to aspergillus spores/fungus (found in marijuana smoke)".... Occasionally, Possibly found in pot smoke. Please provide scientific studies and stats to prove your point. I know lots of people who are physically irritated by any type of smoke.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:49 AM
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Ah. You shared the same info I did. I'm sorry that you need to be so careful. How does riding through a cloud of pot smoke affect you? Is it like an asthma attack or sensitivity? That's in my family too. I think you can avoid Aspergillus infection. If not, there would be hundreds, if not thousands, of cases in SB. Be well!

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:43 AM
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I, for one, would never smoke in public. I'll read your link now. More info: Causes Aspergillus mold is unavoidable. Outdoors, it's found in decaying leaves and compost and on plants, trees and grain crops. Inside, the spores — the reproductive parts of mold — thrive in air conditioning and heating ducts, insulation, and some food and spices. Everyday exposure to aspergillus is rarely a problem for people with healthy immune systems. When mold spores are inhaled, immune system cells surround and destroy them. But people who have a weakened immune system from illness or immunosuppressant medications have fewer infection-fighting cells. This allows aspergillus to take hold, invading the lungs and, in the most serious cases, other parts of the body. Aspergillosis is not contagious from person to person. Risk factors https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aspergillosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369619

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:31 AM
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Pursue some stats and articles, and do not speak of what you know not o https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/aspergillosis/statistics.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11519915 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillosis https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aspergillosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369619

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:26 AM
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I'll admit I have not yet read your source or other articles, but in my pot-free home, a close relative finally got carefully screened and had a clot of aspergillus removed from their lung. A good friend had interstitial aspergillus in their lungs. Marijuana was not a cause; neither smoked it. Ah, of course, they may have encountered it, thus.... aspergillus infection. Ooookay. right. HA! Do you know how rare disabling aspergillus infection is?!! Sorry. I'ts NOT due to POT!!! Have you had chunks of fungus pulled out of your lung(s)? Do you cough 24/7/365? Had surgery or biopsy? I must say, after going through it with family, I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU.

ZeroHawk Jan 02, 2018 01:32 PM
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weedmaps.com there are LOADS of places that sell medicinal and non medicinal. 21+ with valid ID and they will deliver. Sensible Source, SoulBuds, Peaceful Alternatives are a few good companies....

a-1524572374 Jan 02, 2018 01:08 PM
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It may be awhile before MJ is available for purchase to the public in this area; lots of permitting and regs to put in place. I saw an article in the LATimes about 2 places in LA that are open for business and ready for the onslaught. Now I know why I moved to CA from staid old Iowa ;-}

Flicka Jan 02, 2018 12:45 PM
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These whole "illegal marijuana" laws were started simply to get rid of Mexicans in the West. After probation was repealed they needed something to do. Crazy from the get-go. Alcohol is much more dangerous than marijuana.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 07:52 AM
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FLICKA... I bet you remember "Reefer Madness" which propagandized that weed made people of colour lose their civility. Hence the "loco weed" nickname for it.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:16 AM
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I'm sure poster Flicka meant PROHIBITION. :-)

tagdes Jan 02, 2018 04:02 PM
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When did they repeal probation? So now you can't get probation and have to serve your full sentence. No wonder the jails are over crowded.

Ehdat Jan 02, 2018 12:40 PM
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There is a guy in front of McDonald's on State Street who will sell you what you need.

cbilly Jan 02, 2018 10:12 AM
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Just buy it from your usual dealer. It's not that exciting go to a weed store (I've been to one in Colorado) Though they do have a wide variety!

Ducky Jan 02, 2018 09:59 AM
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Huh, I’m sure ther will be no lag in the taxes confiscated...

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 07:48 AM
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ZERO... you can stop claiming majority votes account for anything - Trump won with 3 million FEWER votes. The system IS rigged and our democracy is gasping.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:08 AM
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Who knows what Roger was trying to say. He does medical marijuana -- he's just anti-political. I say this only as a regular reader. We need all supporters to vote in ALL elections, local, state & federal, to prevent federal enforcement from pursuing marijuana. And to prevent the federal administration from doing MANY other destructive things. Like the rollbacks of the past 2 weeks, some of which were not released by the administration, but were publicized by the news -- because that is what they do. We'd be lost without the news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/02/daily-202-trump-s-true-priorities-revealed-in-holiday-news-dumps/5a4af37830fb0469e883fe50/?utm_term=.5fb29673795c

ZeroHawk Jan 02, 2018 01:36 PM
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how is it a 'bunch of crap'? The people voted several times in a majority ruling. The first few times, outside interests prevailed, this time we kept them out of our business. This is now legal. Sorry that you think it's crap. Perhaps you enjoy a beer on occaision? Well, others do not and enjoy a puff without having to serve prison time for smoking a flower...hops is a flower from a very similar plant, but that's ok to consume and get a head change? Cmon man...this isn't the 1950s. Time to move forward and get over the "it's a gateway drug" which IS pure crap.... :)

GeneralTree Jan 02, 2018 09:45 AM
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Jeff Sessions and the department of injustice still want to put people in jail even though California says it's legal. Funny - the red party believes in states rights unless it's marijuana or Roe v. Wade related.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 12:58 AM
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Yep. That's why we vote, and are politically active.

ZeroHawk Jan 02, 2018 01:38 PM
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word... but the feds can suck it. California is the 14th largest economy on EARTH. The Feds will do what WE say and they can threaten us all they like...but they wont' get away with coming here and harassing us. Any longer.

raygold Jan 02, 2018 09:14 AM
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Actually it is not legal. It is against Federal Law. Unfortunately the US Attorney General has not chosen to enforce that law here at this time. Of course at any moment he could choose to do so.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:19 AM
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Funny, Republicans used to support state's rights. About certain issues.

a-1524572374 Jan 03, 2018 01:18 AM
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What are your political thoughts on states' rights?

a-1524572374 Jan 02, 2018 09:05 AM
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Isn't there a shop in Old Town Goleta? Members of the public can't just walk in? What's needed?

420722 Jan 02, 2018 10:32 AM
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Yes there are two in old town and one by the airport but for now you’ll need a Doctors recommendation because the goleta city council said they could not become commercial. Haha your so right ducky.

420722 Jan 02, 2018 08:57 AM
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Marijuana has been legal since 2016 for recreational use. You still cannot walk into a storefront to purchase it because our city council is lagging on everything because they can. I hear that Lompoc will be the first to actually open the doors but for now you’ll have to drive to arroyo grande as they are the first to open a legit commercial marijuana shop as of yesterday. I think it’ll be months before we see any open doors in Santa Barbara.

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